Court Says You Can Give Cops The Middle Finger – 844-292-1318 legal aid Selma Alabama

“A police officer can’t pull you over and arrest you just because you gave him the finger, a federal appeals court declared Thursday.

In a 14-page opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled that the “ancient gesture of insult is not the basis for a reasonable suspicion of a traffic violation or impending criminal activity.”

John Swartz and his wife Judy Mayton-Swartz had sued two police officers who arrested Swartz in May 2006 after he flipped off an officer who was using a radar device at an intersection in St. Johnsville, N.Y. Swartz was later charged with a violation of New York’s disorderly conduct statute, but the charges were dismissed on speedy trial grounds.”

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40 thoughts on “Court Says You Can Give Cops The Middle Finger – 844-292-1318 legal aid Selma Alabama”

  1. This is a decision out of the Second Circuit so would cover birds flipped in the states of that circuit only. One would have to check if any similar decisions have been made in your local state or federal courts to be completely safe.

  2. If some one tells a Cop to fuck off then it's no big deal but if some one tells a Vet to fuck off watch the fuck out…

  3. ha ha ha! always go to the asian guy for answers. everyone knows asians are all smart
    fucking racists

  4. insults fall under "free speach"? O_o i dont think you should be allowed to call people assholes or otherwise insult them / their honor in such a way. no matter if its a cop or not.

  5. I don't think, right now anyway, too many people need to know this. There are alot of random idiots that could get killed.

  6. I've said horrendous things to cops and never been arrested, but I'm Canadian and we don't have many issues with cops crossing lines.

  7. The cops, have a job to do, & it might not be in your best interests, to be a complete dick to them without provocation, & even then, they, are holding, all, the cards! This is not to say, do not exercise your rights, but there is a HUGE difference, between being assertive, about your rights, & being a complete dick, to those vested with authority. 

  8. Of course it should be protected under free speech. Nevertheless, most cops are brainless humorless bullies and they'll just shoot you dead, so I would keep the finger to yourself and keep your life. 

  9. 2;57 , and yes being so-clled will get you a free ticket for a beat down and a hotel in jail.. YOU people, sitting in White land, JUST WAIT!!!.Keep Laughing

  10. 2:40, Lady, I am not "thuggish" and Cops have harrassed me my whole life,  and see now you sound like that stupid blonde who was on the view a couple years back… GOOD Grief, How so unaware of injustice in America.

  11. Hey, do you people remember the old memes "cause I just wanna copy and paste, copy and paste… uh-huh…"
    Lmao memes don't ever get old

  12. It's sounds like she's saying I'm farting carrots in the first part 😂😂😂😂😂😂😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😜✨✨

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